How Can Some Good, Moral People Not Accept Christ and Go to Hell, While Other Sinful People Convert and Go to Heaven?

Question from a reader:

A friend has asked me this question: How is it that someone who lives a good and moral life will go to Hell while another person who has lived a very sinful life, but repents at the last moment, will go to Heaven? Can you help me know how to explain the answer?

Answer from Randy Alcorn:

Try this answer first:

Then this one asks the question whether good people will go to hell:

In this article I wrote years ago, I address the question of whether God can forgive a serial killer:

In this very recent blog I follow up on this question and people’s resistance to the idea that an evil person could repent and be forgiven and go to heaven:

Finally, this article may also help:

Randy Alcorn (@randyalcorn) is the author of over sixty books and the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries